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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — National security adviser Robert O'Brien; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.———NBC's “Meet the Press" — Clyburn; Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence———CBS'...

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

By MICHAEL TARM | February 20, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment.Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hunt for...

Judge dismisses lieutenant governor’s libel suit against CBS

By MATTHEW BARAKAT | February 11, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday tossed out a libel lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax against a television network he accused of slanted reporting on sexual assault allegations against him.U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga...

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

By DAVID BAUDER | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated.The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime...

Coast Guard officer accused of terror plot appeals sentence

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | February 11, 2020

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists is appealing his prison sentence of more than 13 years.Christopher Hasson’s defense attorneys...

TV news ready to shift gears after impeachment saga ends

By DAVID BAUDER | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate's vote to acquit President Donald Trump not only ended the impeachment saga Wednesday, it shut off the source of hours of programming for television news networks.The vote, shown live on ABC, CBS, NBC and the cable news networks,...

Jury awards ex-One America News Network employee $290K

February 4, 2020

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An African-American man fired from his TV talk show producer job at One America News Network was not harassed on the basis of racial prejudice, but was fired in part because he lodged his complaint, a California jury found.The San Diego...

Iowa a carnival of democracy for media — until it went sour

By DAVID BAUDER | February 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — As MSNBC's Katy Tur wandered through a gym in Des Moines during her network's coverage of the Iowa caucuses Monday, she found a voter wearing a Bernie Sanders button sitting with supporters of Amy Klobuchar.“I'm a little split,”...

Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

By JILL COLVIN | February 3, 2020

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Super Bowl pregame interview to rail against Democrats, accusing them of hatred and offering schoolyard insults about his potential 2020 rivals.“I see the hatred. ... They don’t care about...

Best picture ‘1917’ is big winner at British Academy Awards

By JILL LAWLESS | February 2, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven prizes including best picture and best director.Sam Mendes’ drama about one of the most devastating conflicts in British...

Crowded Senate battle in Georgia likely won’t end until 2021

By RUSS BYNUM and BEN NADLER | February 1, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021.Loeffler, a wealthy...

Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | January 31, 2020

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused by prosecutors of being a domestic terrorist intent on committing politically motivated killings inspired by a far-right mass murderer was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for firearms...

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